Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Bread (Grain Free)

Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Bread (Grain Free) | The Gluten-Free Homemaker
This grain-free sun dried tomato and olive bread recipe is from my friend Danielle who is on the specific carbohydrate diet. The tomatoes and olives make this a savory bread, not a sweet bread. It is soft and moist and doesn’t require multiple flours or xanthan gum.

I’m really not fond of olives, but I don’t hate them. I found that I did enjoy them in this recipe, but I think you could also omit them if you particularly dislike them.

A guest post from Danielle McKinney

This savory bread is much less dense than many grain-free bread recipes you’ll find. It rises well and has a wonderful taste. It’s especially delicious toasted and spread with goat cheese!

For best results, use a smaller loaf pan. I typically use a 3.5 x 7.5 inch pan. If you don’t have that size, you can make into muffins or double the recipe for a larger sized loaf pan.

Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Bread (Grain Free) | The Gluten-Free Homemaker


Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Bread (Grain Free)
Recipe type: Bread
  • ½ cup almond butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ⅓ cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • ⅓ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray loaf pan and dust with almond flour. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mix almond butter, applesauce, and olive oil until smooth. Add eggs and honey; mix until well blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, garlic powder, and thyme.
  4. Add flour mixture to liquid ingredients and stir until well combined. Stir in chopped olives and tomatoes.
  5. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake until bread is light brown and a knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes. Don’t fill loaf pan more than halfway.
  6. Alternatively, you can make the batter into muffins. Prepare 12 muffin cups and fill only halfway; bake 16-18 minutes.


Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Bread (Grain Free) | The Gluten-Free HomemakerSun Dried Tomato and Olive Bread (Grain Free) | The Gluten-Free Homemaker


Danielle is married to Ryan and is the happy mom of baby Rory and a turtle named Grimace. She has been successfully following the specific carbohydrate diet since 2011 to treat Crohn’s Disease and loves to cook and bake items that are delicious and healthy!



  1. Jackie says:

    What is the specific carbohydrate diet? Do you know the carb count for this recipe? It looks wonderful and I’d like to share it with my SIL. The carb count will be the first question she asks!!

  2. I’m not a fan of olives either, but I know that almond flour and almond butter can contribute to some terrific grain-free bread. And I do love sun-dried tomatoes, so I’ll add this one to my “to make” list. Thanks, Danielle! Thanks, Linda! :-)


  3. I want to make this tonight but I don’t have any applesauce, what else can I use in its place in this recipe. It looks so good. ;-)

  4. This looks so good. I am a huge fan of olives & sundried tomatoes. I’m definitely going to have to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Are the eggs for rising purpose of biding only??
    I’m asking because I would like to try an eggless version of this recipe. Should I use flax eggs or egg replacer (energy)??

    • I think the egg helps with both rising and binding. Since I don’t have experience with egg substitutes, you’ll have to experiment and see what works for you.

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